Russia agrees to import 50,000 tons of Turkish tomatoes in December

Russia agrees to import 50,000 tons of Turkish tomatoes in December

MOSCOW
Russia agrees to import 50,000 tons of Turkish tomatoes in December

Russia and Turkey have agreed to allow exports of 50,000 Turkish tomatoes to Russia starting Dec. 1, the RIA Novosti news agency cited Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Oct. 18, as reported by Reuters.

Russia will let four Turkish producers begin exporting tomato supplies to Russia from Dec. 1, the Interfax news agency cited Novak, who co-chairs a Russian-Turkish government commission on economic cooperation, as saying.

Earlier in September, Russia had said Moscow may resume tomato imports from Turkey in small parcels during the winter season, when Russian producers are unable to fully cover domestic needs.

Russia banned Turkish tomato imports after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border in 2015.

Ties between Ankara and Moscow have largely normalized since then.

Russia, Turkey, Tomatoe